Big plays help West Linn roll past South Salem

No. 2 West Linn 55, No. 18 South Salem 9 

Four touchdown plays of more than 40 yards were more than enough for the Lions to defeat the visiting Saxons (6-5) at Pioneer Memorial Stadium in Oregon City. 

The Lions (10-1) set a season high for scoring margin on the strength of three touchdown runs by Mark Hamper, two touchdown passes from Chase Harmon to Lucas Reininga and two touchdown passes from Nick Sakys. 

Hamper’s first scoring run went for 55 yards. After Harmon’s touchdown passes to Reininga made it 21-0, Hamper scored on a 59-yard run and from two yards for a 34-2 lead. 

Sakys’ first touchdown pass went for 55 yards to Zach Stefanich, and after Hudson Staats returned an interception for a touchdown, the Lions led 48-2 after three quarters. 

Sakys’ other touchdown pass covered 21 yards and went to Jordan Tawa. 

Javier Ramirez-Perez scored on a nine-yard run late in the fourth quarter for the Saxons. 

Staats finished with two interceptions, and sophomore teammate Ryan VandenBrink had three sacks. 

Photo by Taylor Balkom

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